This episode is originall listed as s01e12; The town is out to hang a man without the marshal around, they become the judge jury and executioner.
A young private has deserted from the Army and is riding on a freight wagon with a manipulative woman who claims to love him. An Army sergeant, assigned to look for deserters, joins the ride and recognizes the woman from his own past.
Yankee Jim Horncuff is confronted by gunman Burke. Stars: Claudette Colbert, Jeff Morrow, Barry Atwater
""Make your play Billy Jack,"" says young Bobby as he pretends with his father's pistol, which is against the family's rules. But when the real Billy Jack shows up in town and threatens the Andrews family trouble begins for Russ who can't find his gun.
When Consuela Bowers arrives in the West, she hires a man to work on her father's ranch. She does not know that he is a professional gunman.
The town council decides to retire old Sheriff Larson against much protest from the oldtime sheriff himself who does not want to be put out to pasture. He tries to prove to the town just how valuable and useful he still is.
A dying rancher forces his restless young son to promise he will remain on the ranch with his older brother Noah.
Traveling cattleman Ethan Boyan is framed in a frontier town for the slaying of a woman in a stagecoach holdup. The only person present when the crime was committed was Isabelle Rutledge, an embittered blind woman.
Sheriff Morgan Winter decides to give a young man involved in a shooting another chance by taking him into his custody for a year. But the rest of the town, including Winter's deputy, just wants to see the boy fail and get sent up to prison.
Lawyer Jud Lester arrives in town right after a robbery and finds one of the robbers hiding in his office wounded.
A matriarch is adamanant about keeping the Spring Waters for her ranch and endangers her grandson, while other ranchers seek to use the water for their cattle, trouble ensues.
After he is wounded in a gun duel, Will Gorman resolves to forsake the gunman's life. He visits an old friend, whose restless wife and gun-eager son weaken his resolution to reform.
The daughter of a wealthy cattleman elopes with one of her father's ranch hands. Then he learns that her new husband is a fugitive from justice.
Ex-army Medical corp doctor Ben Harper winds up in a town run by a crippled sheriff who holds a personal grudge against the doctor.
Gunslinger Tod Owen is on trial for murder, when he is found not guilty, it comes out that the dead man's brother had more reason to want his brother dead.
Belle is running a freightline outfit. Murdock and his sons are causing problems for Belle and are forcing a merger the hard way. Without the contracts needed for her line, the Murdocks make life miserable for Belle and her Grandfather who founded the line.
A sentenced to hang man escapes and returns to his home town to kill the witness whose false testimony convicted him.
A man who has spent most of his life working other people's property, vows to own land of his own. He homesteads on government land until violence breaks out with ranchers who want the land for grazing.
A frontier sheriff finds he is unable to cope with a group of trouble-making trailherders when he breaks his arm. The his younger brother arrives in town and the sheriff swears him in as his deputy. But the older man learns that his brother's idea of law enforcement is to kill any lawbreaker regardless of the crime.
A man arrives in the town of Bitter Creek. Though he is trying to live down his past as a gun fighter the stranger learns that his appearance has a decided effect on three of the town's inhabitants.
Cort McConnell rides into town, when he sees a man running out of the general store and after he wrestles him down they fight until a shot goes off killing the man. With the shopkeeper dead the townspeople charge Cort with the crime.
Lucas McCain and his son Mark arrive in North Fork, New Mexico. Looking to start a new life, they come across a ranch to their liking, which is for sale.
The famed gunman Doc Holliday visits a young married couple who are friends of his. He learns that the wife holds her husband in contempt because he is paying protection money to a gang of thieves in order to keep his home and ranch safe.
Dr. Allan McMurdo tries to save the life of Dave Bechdolt who was shot when he tried to rob a man so that he could buy some seeds to grow his crops for his family.
An Easterner learns that his brother has been killed out West and sets out to find the murderer. He learns that the killer's identity is known, but that the law does not have the men to go after him.
Logan Wheeler seeks Raney Benson, a wanted bank robber for the reward money. Logan's father is close to losing his ranch and Logan sets out to help him.
Marshal Cam Tolby faces the enmity of the townspeople when he tries to take an outlaw to Prescott, Ariz., to stand trial for robbery and murder. His difficulties increase when the outlaw, despite handcuffs, manages to save a group of schoolchildren from disaster.
Old timer Ben Carey wants to become Deputy but the town thinks he's too old for the job. He takes in a man with a snake bite and realizes that he is outlaw Jerrod Toll.
A gunman, tired of violence, hangs up his guns and tries to make a new life for himself as an attorney. But he finds that his reputation as a gunman hinders him. Then he takes the case of a man whose past record makes him the prime suspect in a murder case.
A clan of Confederates from Georgia looking for a new way of life settle in a deserted Wyoming ghost town that they have named 'Utopia'.
Julie Holman swears vengeance when her husband is murdered. Suspecting Carl Benson, a man with whom her husband has quarreled, Julie rides out to his ranch. She finds that Benson has disappeared and sets out to track him down.
An embittered man shoots one of the leading citizens.
Though Adam Larkin has spent many years trying to make a living from his land, he has only met with failure. When his wife tells him that she is expecting a child, Larkin goes to the bank and asks for a loan, but the bank refuses it. Larkin decides to take what he needs.
After discovering the body of a murdered rancher, Milo Brant tries to comfort the grieving widow. The widow's little son, however distrusts Brant and resents the man's attentions to his mother.
A drifter arrives in a small Western town claiming to be a famous lawman who had lived there years before. The townspeople, who remember the lawman as a young and vigorous man, refuse to believe him.
When a youngster bites off more trouble than he can chew a sympathetic sheriff takes the hard course on teaching him a lesson.
Linc Hardway's father is one of the wealthiest men in the West. In his efforts to prove that he can do anything as well as his father, Linc encounters one failure after another, until even the girl he loves loses respect for him. Then Hardway's father is murdered and he is suspected of the crime.
Wanted criminal Jess Matson has been on the run for over a year, he heads back to visit his family and encounters a surprise ambush.
Jess Clark becomes blind when his horse breaks his leg in a gopher hole in Top Rock, a small town that wants nothing to do with gunfighters. After a prison break Lew Banning goes after Clark who killed his brother not caring that the old timer is blind now.
Lorimer is forced to help outlaw Redfern, who is holding Jed's wife hostage, with a Marshal on the trail of Redfern, Lorimer is trying desperately to protect Redfern in order to keep her alive.
Dr. Reynolds faces a painful temptation - if he allows a patient to die, his son's future will be assured.
David Manning asks Rufus Stewart for money so he can relocate to a warmer climate due to his wife's illness. The catch is that he serve in the U.S. Armory under Stewart's sons name for so that his son can run for U.S. senate.
A wealthy rancher is trying to monopolize the cattle drives leaving Texas. Small ranchers are trying to put their own drive together. The wealthy rancher hires a man's wayward son to sabotage the effort.
Blacksmith Jonas Sutton is elected sheriff. After he takes office, townfolk pressure him into hunting down a murderer who previously had saved Sutton's son.
Discontented with her marriage, Regan Moore attracts the love of gunman Dix Porter with serious consequences.
After the Civil War, lawman Ben Sanderson returns to his Southern home to find things very changed.
Andy McCall comes across a teenage boy wandering through the country. The boy, Peter Owens tells of being thrown by a horse, and his father is Tim Owens, the biggest banker in Chicago. Back at camp Charlie the cook who's been crippled by an accident is bitter he can never partner Andy like they'd always dreamed. The cattle drive continues and Peter starts to adapt to camp life, first as a cook's helper and then as one of the riders. Charlie tells the boy he will stake him a ticket for the stagecoach when they get close to a nearby town. Arriving at Redcliff Charlie has a meeting with a group of men, when he goes to organize Peter the boy suddenly changes his mind and wants to stay. Charlie tells him he must leave regardless, but rather than riding away he circles back and finds McCall standing the night guard on the herd. At dawn McCall rides to camp and ambush Charlie and his henchmen. A gun battle ensures and McCall defeats Charlie and the men with the help of Peter
When Sam Carter refuses to accept his share of stolen money, he inadvertently places his wife Jenny's life in jeopardy. Carter's companions in crime suspect that he has informed on them.
Gino Pelleti, an immigrant tailor, opens a shop in Yucca City. He and his son are subjected to cruel pranks, but he doesn't believe in violence and refuses to defend himself.
A gunman just out of prison is framed for robbery, convicted and sent back to prison. On the way, outlaws kill the sheriff and kidnap the prisoner.
Miguel and his gang get away from the band with several thousand pesos in gold. But Miguel is betrayed by one of his men, who steals the gold, takes Miguel's girl and her younger brother, and escapes to a hiding place in the mountains.
A father determines that his son must kill Johnny Ringo in order to establish himself as the best gunfighter.
Sam Walston, a town leader, sets out to bring justice to a small town after a murder. A suspect suddenly leaves town and the people don't want to wait for a trial. What Walston doesn't know is that his own wife is the suspect's alibi.
After many years away from his family, Dave Blasingame is asked to return home.
Victor Bers grows bitter when his son deserts their farm to join the Confederate Army.
Bitter memories plague old Johnny Sunrise, one-time gunslinger.
The story of Ward Pendleton, an examiner for a chain of banks, as he travels throughtout the old west.
Gil Durand, dishonorably discharged from the Army, is asked by the government to locate an Army major.
John Welker's new bride is killed by bank robbers. John goes undercover to try and infiltrate the gang.
After being captured by the Mexican Army, Captain Kraig holds fast to the interrogation concerning the whereabouts of the coming troops.
An Indian is skulking around a ranch house and kills the eldest son of the family living there. The mother is filled with hate and wants him dead. Soon the Indian returns. Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Martin Balsam, George Keymas
A New York newspaper reporter comes West to do a story on Sheriff Agate Slade. He forms an immediate dislike for the sheriff. Stars: Dick Powell, Charles Aidman, James Griffith
An outlaw returns home to see his brother. He finds that his brother is dead. His nephew has sold the ranch to pay debts and is about to set out on a life of getting rich fast. Guest: Barry Sullivan
A man is shot while escaping from an army prison camp during the civil war. He happens upon a small farm house where there are two women alone. Stars: Anne Baxter, Paul Richards, Charles H. Gray
Loy Bannister is the town's most powerful figure because of his political and economic influence. In a wild bid to gain Bannister's admiration, young Branch Neeley agrees to stand trial for a murder he didn't commit.
At a frontier cavalry post, a newly arrived black trooper must earn the respect and trust of his fellow cavalrymen, most of whom are white and don't want a black in their outfit. Guest: Sammy Davis Jr.
Marshall Ben Clark cleaned up the town, but now he is going to far in his effort to suppress dissent. The townspeople decide he needs to leave town. He doesn't want to leave quietly.
A wealthy rancher is blamed for missing funds at a bank. Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Leora Dana, Karl Swenson
A strong willed woman and her son return to their old home finding it occupied by an former civil war soldier who refuses to leave.Guest: Joan Crawford
Two Confederate soldiers, sent into the woods on a reconnaissance mission, suddenly realize that they are being watched.Guest: Dick Powell
Released after a long prison term, prospector Jim Goad is ready to resume panning for gold and he plans to take his son with him. But the boy who was raised by friends of Jim's has fallen in with a bad crowd. Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Ben Piazza, John Milford
Marshal Monty Elstrode is captured by an outlaw gang who are planning to organize a new Confederate Army. Elstrode is shocked to learn that the leader of the group is the supposedly dead murderer of President Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth.
Jenny Breckenridge is unhappy with her life. She would much rather be back in the city, where she comes from. than out west with her husband, a lazy drunk. A good-looking young cowboy who stops by sparks her interest, but then the man announces that he has a plan--he's going to take Jenny as his own, and to show that he means business he shoots her husband.
Mace, a cattleman, hates sheepherders because he believes that sheep ruin good grazing land. Stars: Cesar Romero, Stephen McNally, Robert Harland
A forlorn young woman comes to a hostile village to tell her husband, who has been working there, she is pregnant.
Jed a former spy during the Civil War shows up in a Nevada casino run by Sal, whom he left standing at the altar years before. Stars: Rod Taylor, Carolyn Jones, Richard Shannon
Ginger Rogers plays a land-hungry woman who hires a gunman to help her.
An Indian agent has a double task: convincing the townspeople that a young man deserves punishment for shooting an Indian and arresting the culprit. Stars: Michael Rennie, Richard Jaeckel, Louis Jean Heydt
Townspeople are disappointed when Giulio Mandati comes to Indian Creek to take over his brother's gold claim. They had hoped that the gold would be used to pay for a much needed dam. What they don't know is that Giulio is an impostor who plans to use the riches to finance Garibaldi's Italian revolt. Guest Star: Fernando Lamas
Sheriff Walt Devlin and his brother, Deputy Bill Devlin, are alike in name only. Walt is a letter-of-the-law man who believes the end does not justify the means. Bill's methods are sometimes questionable and certain citizens suspect that he's a lawman purely for the thrill of gun-slinging. Guest Stars: Brian Donlevy, Leif Erickson, Dean Jones
Mike Bagley is a young man who is forced to marry a woman at gun point and then run off his farm. Years later he returns to claim what is his. Guest Stars; Phyllis Kirk, Steve Forrest
Dave Cameron comes to town looking for a friend. He finds that his friend was hung after shooting a beloved man of the town. Dave knows his friend would never shoot a man in the back and sets out to clear his name. Guest Stars: Dick Powell, Henry Hull, Beverly Garland
Marshal Bigger has a reputation for being soft on a town ruffian - Wade Migil. But when Wade kills a man, the sheriff is forced to go after him - but can he be trusted to do the right thing? Guest Stars: Wendell Corey, Marc Lawrence, Robert Harland
After Bobby's mother is murdered by Outlaw Jesse Harp, he runs into Sundown Smith and sets him up for the fall as the murderer. Guest Stars: Jack Carson, Simon Oakland
Deputy Sam Anders is looking for Davey Morse for the murder of a shopkeeper. Stars: Inger Stevens, Robert Culp
Malachi West has developed a bitter hatred for the Union secret-service man who was responsible for his son's death during the war. The townspeople are very afraid of West until Sam Brady comes to town. Guest Stars: Raymond Massey, Cara Williams, Myron Healey
In an effort to thwart thieving outlaws that rob their stagecoaches, the stage-line's main operators come up with a plan that is not only unorthodox but risky as well.
When a lawless female and company stir up trouble . - Arizona territory Marshal Dave Harmon boards a stage coach bound for Yuma. Where he hopes to restore order and run her out or take her in, one way or another.
When simple Willie receives a reward for killing an outlaw he becomes the big man in town, until it turns out that Willie killed the wrong man. Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Arthur Shields, Paul Birch
Brenner, Doyle and Sandy are a trio of bank robbers, who've come up with a really slick plan. But Brenner, the mastermind, hasn't taken Doyle's itchy trigger finger into account. Stars: Dick Powell, James Coburn, Ben Cooper
After her son goes missing a search party goes out looking for the youngster. Stars: June Allyson, Paul Fix, Brett King
A former Confederate soldier who has spent some long years in prison, Ox has only one thing in mind - revenge on his old commanding officer for putting him behind bars. Guest Stars: Burl Ives, Whit Bissell, Edward Platt
Beth and Jim Brayden have struggled to keep their ranch when the greed of a neighboring rancher tries to lay claim to their land.Stars: Claudette Colbert, John Dehner, Chris Robinson
Comanche Indians raid a shepherd's camp, killing all the hands except an itinerant cowboy named Dundee. He doesn't have to wait long before he learns why he have to wait long before he learns why he was spared. The Indians plan to trade him for horses and guns. Guest Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Claude Akins, Aneta Corsaut
Geronimo and his renagades are on the warpath again. Army officer Gatewood heads for the Mexican Sierras with two Apache prisoners to try and talk the ruthless leader into surrender. Guest Stars: Robert Cummings, Michael Pate, Rodd Redwing
Sarah Harmon is traveling in a wagon train which halts at the scene of an Apache raid.
Dr. Pittman's daughter is held hostage until the good doctor performs surgery on one of the outlaws. Stars: Lloyd Nolan, Susan Oliver, Robert Harland
Matt Rowland is determined to prevent Mormons from entering into Joshua City after he hears there is cholera aboard the wagon train. His son Tod begins to question his father's motives after he meets a young lady from the train. Guest Stars: Stephen McNally, Tuesday Weld, Mark Goddard
An old-time gunslinger named Mapes gets out of prison and returns to track down John Duncan, the man who framed him many years ago. Guest Stars: Wendell Corey, Marsha Hunt, Cubby O'Brien
Laurie Pritchard is a farm girl engaged to a farm boy but the farm life isn't consistent with her dreams. Then she meets a man who might be able to make her dreams come true. Stars: Martha Hyer, Robert Culp, Robert Garland
Union Army Col. Blackburn commands a squad of mercenary soldiers whose current mission is to get vital papers through Confederate lines. There's an air of mutiny as the mercenaries complain about the dangerous duty. Guest Stars: Dick Powell, Don Dubbins, Jack Elam
John Baylor is summoned to the home of a friend of his fathers. The man is dying and wishes to leave everything to one of his two daughters. John wants to find out why one daughter is excluded. Stars: Joan Crawford, Philip Carey, Carl Benton Reid
Widow Amy Lawson's son, a Cavalry Officer, is killed in action. Amy blames Major Sinclair for her son's death. The major isn't just the Cavalry commander - he's Amy's fiance. Guest Stars: Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, Scott Marlowe
Jess Whiting is a driven man, he is afraid that the Indian uprising is because of his Indian wife and that she will be taken from him. Guest Stars: Carolyn Jones, Sterling Holloway, Charlie Briggs
Ex-convict Ed Dubro has reluctantly agreed to his daughter's marriage to Vince Harwell. But on the wedding day, Laurie learns that Vince is already married. Stars: Danny Thomas, Ed Nelson, Robert Warwick
Lyman now a cripple, years ago tried to fly through the air under his own power. Now Lyman's nephew Thalian is determined to do the same thing. Stars: Arthur O'Connell, David Ladd, John Larch
A wintery outpost leaves the last two soldiers, one a Rebel the other Confederate to survive their blistering hatred. Stars: Don Taylor, Dick Powell, James Whitmore
Albert Pierce is a traveling preacher. His long lost son catches up with him and is determined to make him pay for the death of his mother. Stars: Art Linkletter, Jack Linkletter, Peter Whitney
Jesse Martin takes a job in the mines to supplement his farm income, but he meets someone who reminds me of the abuse he suffered in a civil war prisoner camp. Guest Stars: Lew Ayres, Mort Mills, Patricia Barry
Henry Jacob Hanley, a drunken desert rat, is just making himself at home in a deserted fort when he acquires some company. Beth Woodfield arrives on a mission taken over from her dead father- delivering the new Gatling gun to the troops in Mexico. Stars: Dan Duryea, Constance Towers, Dick Powell
In the sleepy decent town of Heaven, evil arrives in the form of Nick Finn, as Michael Peters soon finds out he is the only one not swayed by the devil.
Madden a cowardly farmer is fearful that not only are they after his land but his wife as well.
New Bethlehem, Arizona, has no saloons or gambling halls because of the House of Matthew religious sect which inhabits it.
Sheriff Jed Morgan is worried about his prisoner, Tom Bowdry, because the local gentry seems to be getting lynch fever. Morgan hires guide Branch Taylor to hustle Bowdry to the nearby town of Borrego.
Prisoner Lee DuVal could go free by working for the governor of Texas.
Chet Loring, Ellen Gaynor, and Billie Gaynor grew up together in the same house. Chet wants to marry Ellen but accidentally shoots and kills Billie. Now Ellen and Billie's father wants to hang Chet.
Union Lieutenant Sam Kenyon informs the citizens of an isolated Rebel community that some rookie troops will be camping near there for a few days. For the sake of their own health, he offers the townspeople a warning - don't taunt the young soldiers.
A woman sentenced to hang for the murder of her husband is sent a second chance by a Government Agent. Stars" Guy Madison